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heyitskay July 8th, 2013 1:57am

Does age matter in romantic relationships?

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jonfrei the boonies
07/07/13 7:53 pm

As long as they are both of legal age - no. My grandparents were 13 years apart. My middle daughter is 7 years younger than her husband. I have very good friends that are 22 years apart.

skinner Jersey City
07/07/13 7:01 pm

Legally it shouldn't morally it should.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/07/13 7:08 pm

Legally it shouldn't? Really? We shouldn't protect children from adults?

skinner Jersey City
07/07/13 7:12 pm

We should protect our children from perverted consensual relationships, the government however should not protect our children from perverted consensual relationships that's not the role of government.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/07/13 7:21 pm

Wow - what about children with lousy parents

skinner Jersey City
07/07/13 7:24 pm

Someone in society will protect them

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/07/13 7:34 pm

Yes - that someone in society is call a police officer and then a government social worker. Those are the people we who work with children can call when something is wrong - we have no power without them

skinner Jersey City
07/07/13 7:35 pm

If the parent is that inept there are adoption agencies

jonfrei the boonies
07/07/13 7:55 pm

There are lousy parents who wouldn't give up their child. I know - I've had to be the "bad guy" and go in with CPS to physically remove them. Without leverage, it won't work.."

jonfrei the boonies
07/07/13 7:57 pm

And then there are always the cases where the /parent/ is the inappropriate relationship... What do you do then if there's no leverage..? No color of law? Prepare to be shot when you step on my porch... What then?

rightway101 the thought provoker
07/07/13 8:04 pm

Are we seriously having this conversation people?! The government does have the right to enforce morality and in this case that's quite easy to show.

jonfrei the boonies
07/07/13 8:21 pm

@skinner - what about the child I found - quite by accident - 9 years old and had never been out of the house... The neighbors didn't even know there was a child there. I know that's not an age/relationship issue,

jonfrei the boonies
07/07/13 8:23 pm

But when we got our warrants in order and took the child, you would have thought we were raping and murdering the mom, as much fit as she pitched... (The mom, that is...)

jonfrei the boonies
07/07/13 8:24 pm

She would have NEVER willingly given up this child. As inept a parent as she was, that child was her self-identity. Without the leverage of the law, that child would still be there...

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/07/13 8:30 pm

@rightway101 - your right

skinner Jersey City
07/08/13 4:39 am

Whoa slow down Jon, I'm not saying the government can't find a parent unable to raise a child especially if they are the abusers.
Right: find somewhere in the constitution where it says enforcing morality is cool.

jonfrei the boonies
07/08/13 4:44 am

Perhaps, then, you can clarify what you mean above when you say, "that's not the role of government." and the thread immediately following.

skinner Jersey City
07/08/13 4:48 am

It's not the role of government to stop underage sex as long as its consensual. The government can still find parents inept and take a child by force.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/07/13 6:59 pm

To me? As long as they're legal - no.